Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Web-Filtering Technology Helps Schools Curb Teen Drug Use

E-Releases (San Diego, CA) June 22:

"While annual surveys conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse have shown steady declines in teen drug use over the past five years, the Internet continues to pose a danger by providing young people easy access to information on how to obtain and use drugs... Given the plethora of content about these and other drugs available online, school administrators must continue to remain vigilant over how students are using their institutions’ networks for illicit activities by taking full advantage of the latest web-filtering and reporting technologies...For example, to properly identify potential issues with prescription drugs, administrators can simply search the keyword *drug*, and the iBoss will present all related activity as it appears in each category. In addition, Call Outs will pull data from sites and present the administrator with the specific information a student entered in searches, blogs, and forums. So if a student searched “purchase oxycontin,” the iBoss will present the user’s information as well as the term searched to help clarify the threat."
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